Life of Pi (West End)
Closed 2h 5m
Life of Pi (West End)
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Life of Pi (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

89%
(240 Ratings)
Positive
96%
Mixed
4%
Negative
0%
Members say
Clever, Absorbing, Enchanting, Great staging, Entertaining

About the Show

The global best-selling novel is brought to the stage featuring puppetry and stunning visuals.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (240)

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163 Reviews | 6 Followers
100
Engrossing, Great story, Clever, Stunning, Entertaining

See it if Stunningly beautiful! Pi leads an outstanding cast on a remarkable journey of survival & faith Remarkable puppetry & breathtaking set

Don't see it if a battle of wills & religious undertones are not viewing choices.

85 Reviews | 5 Followers
99
Great puppetry, Enchanting, Great acting, Clever

See it if you like to be enchanted by a clever story

Don't see it if you like speed

580 Reviews | 88 Followers
99
Entertaining, Must see, Great staging, Delightful, Clever

See it if you loved the book or never read the book.It is beyond brilliant.I LOVED the book and didn't know how it could be done on stage--they did it

Don't see it if you want a dull straight play or a mindless musical.This is brilliant in the same way that War Horse was.It makes you use your imagination.

170 Reviews | 20 Followers
97
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Must see, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if You like high production value, amazing puppetry and proper drama

Don't see it if Already know the story from movie or book and don't like watching plays for which you already know the plot

201 Reviews | 32 Followers
95
Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if You love an incredible stage show. Puppetry, effects, etc. If you didn’t see the movie that is ok!

Don't see it if I really don’t have an answer here… Read more

58 Reviews | 6 Followers
94
Great staging, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You want a fantastic time at the theatre.

Don't see it if JUST SEE IT.

234 Reviews | 46 Followers
94
Must see, Great staging, Enchanting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you loved the movie and want to see it reproduced as a play. This is a very entertaining show.

Don't see it if you can't easily transform images and let your imagination go wild!

67 Reviews | 5 Followers
91
Epic, Enchanting, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want a breathtaking show with an amazing story, puppetry, set design, acting. Every element is phenomenal to this show.

Don't see it if You want a fun night out. This show is more emotional, deeper and thought provoking but well worth a watch.

Critic Reviews (10)

The London Evening Standard
December 3rd, 2021

Director Max Webster fuses sublime puppetry from War Horse’s Finn Caldwell, clever projection, and masterly stage design by Tim Hatley to bring the story to vibrant visual life. The performers throw their whole bodies into it.
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Time Out London
December 2nd, 2021

This stage version of Yann Martel’s Booker Prize winner has to stand as one of the most visually stunning theatre shows I’ve ever seen, especially in the feverishly beautiful second half...
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The Guardian (UK)
December 2nd, 2021

Still, under Max Webster’s direction, the stage is full of energy and surprise...These animals and effects are a wonder to behold and become the real stars of this show.
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The Telegraph (UK)
December 3rd, 2021

There’s a philosophical thread to what unfolds. The fable asks big questions about how we can prove our version of events, the value of storytelling and our capacity to believe extraordinary things because we sense the world is strange beyond measure.
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WhatsOnStage
December 3rd, 2021

If you want theatrical magic, Life of Pi is the show for you. This stage adaptation of Yann Martel's Booker Prize-winning novel is an absolute feast of imaginative effects, bringing to life the apparently unstageable, with flair and jaw-dropping beauty.
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London Theatre
December 3rd, 2021

...this production certainly has a spiritual or otherworldly sensation, and it absolutely demonstrates the transporting joy of magnificent theatrical storytelling.
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The Stage (UK)
December 2nd, 2021

This is the spiritual successor to War Horse. It draws on the same depths of stage creativity, but it uses everything else that theatre has become capable of since then.
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The Arts Desk
December 3rd, 2021

As the production unfolds there is much to love, but its astonishing power comes from the puppetry, which is overseen by Finn Caldwell who has a pedigree that goes back to the National Theatre’s War Horse.
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